Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will spend much of his first visit to the Pacific nation to mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday, and he will be joined by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Trudeau is scheduled to make a stop at the New Zealand Parliament in Wellington on Wednesday afternoon, and will then fly back to Ottawa on Thursday.
“I think he’s going to have a very warm welcome,” Arderner told CBC News.
Trudeau has been campaigning on the issue of the rights of Indigenous women in Canada and the Pacific, as well as his commitment to gender equality.
Arderr, a former UN Women vice-president, was in New Zealand for two days earlier this month.
Trudeau will be making his first overseas visit since becoming prime minister in August.